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Taslima plans to quit India

Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Monday told Indian officials she was leaving India, her home for several years.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2008 02:52 PM IST

Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Monday told Indian officials she was leaving India, her home for several years.

"I could not endure it anymore," Nasreen told IANS from an undisclosed location where the government has sheltered her after violent protests against her in Kolkata last year.

"I am leaving because there is no other option left for me," she said after meeting foreign ministry officials.

While she did not specify where she was planning to go, Nasreen said: "There are many countries ready to welcome me."

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